The completely updated and expanded guide to one of Britain’s most popular wildlife-watching regions is now available.
The book covers a huge area – from Perthshire right up to the Caithness Flow Country – and as many of the best birding sites lie outside established nature reserves, and public transport is virtually unknown, a car is the only practical option for birders. For that reason author Gordon Hamlett has organised the information into a series of 24 mainland road trip itineraries, plus in-depth guides to the islands of Mull, Handa and Skye.
Almost all the tours are circular in nature, with individual maps for each stopping-off point (the book contains an amazing 218 maps in total - 54 more than the 1st edition).
The author’s extensive knowledge of the area is apparent in all the reports and the book is full of useful advice. As part of his introduction, Gordon provides a detailed guide for drivers which first-time visitors will find particularly helpful.
Other features of the book include:
Birding tips for hundreds of sites based on the author’s practical experience.
All sites evaluated for wheelchair access.
Comprehensive seasonal bird and wildlife lists for each route.
What birds to expect – month by month.
Clear instructions on locating all named sites.
A checklist of Highlands birds.
Useful contacts and websites.
Colour: 2-colour throughout.
Features 27 birding routes from John O’Groats to Pitlochry.
Number of pages: 288